Saturday, April 25, 2009

Burj Dubai - UAE

The Burj Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, is the tallest man-made structure on earth.

The Tower Architect Adrian Smith, worked with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) until 2006. His works includes several major Skyscrapers.

The promoter is Emaar Properties.
The architecture and engineering firm SOM is in charge of the project.
The primary builders are Smasung Engineering & Construction and Besix along with Arabtec.
Turner Construction Company are the construction managers.

This Supertall Skyscraper construction started on September 21, 2004 and spected to be completed on September 2009.

21 July 2007: Surpasses Taipei 101 whose heigth of 509,2 meters (1.671 ft)
17 January 2009: topped out at 818 meters ( 2.684 ft), with 160 floors.

Construction of Burj Dubai 1/6

Construction of Burj Dubai 2/6

Construction of Burj Dubai 3/6

Construction of Burj Dubai 4/6

Construction of Burj Dubai 5/6

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Burj Dubai on April 2009

Burj Dubai on Google Maps

This is my second post about the Burj Dubai. (My first post contains more videos about the Burj Dubai)

More information here

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some demolitions

1) Two Skyscrapers demolitions

Demolition of the Agfa building, a small skyscraper in Munich

Demolition of the second tallest building ever exploited

2) A Stadium demolition

3) We must be carful with the demolitions...

Demolition without explosives

Demolition with explosives

4) ¿How strong are the structures?

On the 6th position...

On the 5th position...1/2

On the 5th position... 2/2

On the 4th position...

On the 3rd position...

On the 2nd position... 1/2    Huaquén Bridge (Chile)

On the 2nd position... 2/2    Huaquén Bridge (Chile)

On the 1st position...